Re: Proposed NTriples changes for literal notation

On 2002-03-15 18:06, "ext Seth Russell" <> wrote:

> From: "Patrick Stickler" <>
>>> Jenny ex:age _:x .
>>> _:x rdfs:dlex "35" .
>>> _:x rdfs:lang "en_US" .
>> I'm not sure if attaching the language property to
>> the same node as the rdfs:dlex is correct. I
>> would think that the language is qualifying the lexical
>> form, not the thing denoted by the lexical form.
> I would think that the the language is qualifying the *use* of the lexical
> form (not the lexical for itself) .. in other words what the the bnode
> denotes is (the lexical form interperted in that language).  We dont need no
> extra bnode.

Well, if you're qualifying usage, then perhaps you should reify
the dlex statement and define the language as a scope property
for the reification (stating)  ;-)

In any case, I don't consider the integer value 35 to be "US English".

The rdfs:lang property does should not attach to the _:x node. Where
it belongs is still an open question, but it doesn't modify
the actual integer value -- which exists independent of any particular
lexical representation that might be qualified for language.

And in any case, this is a bad example, as language does not
apply to lexical representations of integers anyway...



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Received on Monday, 18 March 2002 09:18:21 UTC